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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with workers on “Cutting the Red Tape, Unleashing Economic Freedom” in the Oval Office of the White House on Wednesday. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Trump mocks Ford: a tragedy for #MeToo and the country

By Kelly Loftus , For The Pitt News October 17, 2018
Trump mocked Ford’s allegations against Kavanaugh — a harmful and disrespectful move. As the leader of the country, the president is responsible for emphasizing the legitimacy of important issues.
Brett Kavanaugh, associate justice of the Supreme Court, speaks during a ceremonial swearing-in event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Monday. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Kavanaugh FBI investigation inadequate

By Allison Dantinne, For The Pitt News October 10, 2018
The FBI investigation into Ford’s allegations initially seemed like a victory for those who opposed Kavanaugh, but from the start, it was clearly spun to favor Kavanaugh’s version of events.
One of more than 75 protesters who gathered in Schenley Plaza Thursday afternoon holds a sign that reads “Cancel Kavanaugh #BelieveSurvivors.”

Kava-NAH: Pittsburgh locals protest Supreme Court nomination

By Jon Kunitsky , Staff Writer October 4, 2018
More than 75 Pittsburgh locals unified Thursday to speak out against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's possible confirmation.
Demonstrators opposed to the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh hold signs in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Sept. 27, 2018. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Sen. Jeff Flake calls Trump’s mockery of Ford ‘appalling’

By Griffin Connolly | CQ-Roll Call October 3, 2018

Sen. Jeff Flake called President Donald Trump's comments at a Mississippi campaign rally mocking a woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault "appalling." Christine...

(Illustration by Eli Savage | Staff Illustrator)

Patience, not partisanship, required in Kavanaugh hearings

By Hayden Timmins, Staff Columnist October 3, 2018
Senators attacked Kavanaugh and failed to ask Ford adequately probing questions — pointing to a hyper-partisan battle that hasn’t yet allowed room for a patient inquiry of the facts.
Supreme Court Associate Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 5. (Christy Bowe/Globe Photos/Zuma Press/TNS)

Editorial: Kavanaugh disqualifies himself

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 30, 2018
Kavanaugh’s combative, evasive behavior during Thursday’s testimony didn’t just bring his innocence into question, it suggests he’s not temperamentally fit to be a Supreme Court Justice.
Bill Cosby is taken to jail to be processed after being sentenced in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. (Tim Tai/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

Editorial: Cosby conviction empowers sexual assault victims

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 25, 2018
Cosby’s conviction is huge for sexual assault victims — he’s the first public figure since the #MeToo movement began to be convicted — proving that victims’ accusations are valid in court.
Supreme Court Associate Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 5. (Christy Bowe/Globe Photos/Zuma Press/TNS)

Editorial: Kavanaugh sexual assault investigation necessary

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 20, 2018
Although Ford’s sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh appear credible, Republicans have decided to forego an investigation — but they shouldn't be so dismissive of alleged victims.
Supreme Court Associate Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Sept. 5. (Christy Bowe/Globe Photos/Zuma Press/TNS)

Point-Counterpoint: Appoint Kavanaugh

By Hayden Timmins, Staff Columnist September 10, 2018
Judge Kavanaugh would make an excellent Supreme Court justice. In an era where the legislative branch delegates superfluous amounts of power to the Supreme Court, Kavanaugh strictly opposes this.
Supreme Court Associate Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Sept. 5. (Christy Bowe/Globe Photos/Zuma Press/TNS)

Point-Counterpoint: Don’t appoint Kavanaugh

By Delilah Bourque, Staff Columnist September 9, 2018
Kavanaugh's record as a U.S. circuit judge and his behavior during his confirmation hearings show he is a liar who doesn't follow the precedent of courts before him — which will be disastrous for the American people, especially women.
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